Ep 035: Qat Wanders: How to attract coaching clients using your book?

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When entrepreneurs or coaches write a book, many of them are surprised to find that it quickly acts as a business card on steroids and shoots their sales through the roof. Our client Qat Wanders recently experienced a similar realization after her bestselling book Yoga for You brought in over $30,000 worth of coaching clients within just a month after its release! Readers found her on, Facebook and Twitter and quickly enlisted her savvy know-how to help them overcome chronic pain and more through her tailored yoga techniques. Join us as Qat explains how her book helped attract these clients and how you can mimic the strategies she used to ultimately grow your business.

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Ep 029: Emma & Sean Sumner: What steps should children take to publish their first book?

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While it’s challenging enough for adults to write their first book, the feat seems even greater when a pre-teen is the author in question. But with all odds stacked against her – writing a book is exactly what eight year-old Emma Sumner did! As the bestselling author of The Fairies of Waterfall Island, we interviewed Emma and her father Sean Sumner for Episode 29 of the HSP Show to find out which steps children should take to publish their first book. Tune in to learn how Emma took a 150 word book writing challenge and turned it into 20 chapters of her first book with the help of her father, a talented author in his own right.

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Ep 026: Alison Sigmon: How to use your book to conduct a corporate workshop?

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As many author-entrepreneurs know, your book sales typically won’t be your greatest source of income! As such, it’s important to think of different ways that writing a book can ultimately generate profit for your business. In episode 26 of the Happy Self Publishing Show, we spoke with Alison Sigmon to learn about how she used her bestselling book, Delivering Bad News In Good Ways, to start conducting corporate workshops. Join us as Alison shares her tips for developing content, partnering with corporations to get your message across, pitching your skills and leveraging your professional relationships to make your workshop goals become reality.
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Client Case Study: Automate Academy’s Kathryn Jones

As the bestselling author of Automate Your Routines, Guarantee Your Results, Kathryn Jones has helped countless entrepreneurs and professionals increase their productivity, achieve their goals and automate tasks in order to focus on the bigger picture.  Since self publishing her book, it has hit Amazon’s bestseller list and helped propel her business, Automate Academy, to new heights. We recently sat down with her to learn more about how writing a book helped Kathryn grow both personally and professionally, as well as which tidbits of advice she would give to new authors hoping to do the same.

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Ep 025: Ashley Emma: How to choose the perfect title and sub-title for your book?

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Caught up in the seemingly impossible task of choosing a title and sub-title for your book? We’ve all been there. Join us for episode 25 of the HSP Show, where bestselling author Ashley Emma explains how she manages to narrow down her selections and come up with a winning frontrunner. Ashley wrote her first novel at age 14, self published it at 16 and has written 6 books since – including the recent Amazon chart-topping Fearless Author. She highlights how seeking out your peers’ opinions is paramount in the title and subtitle selection process, as well as the importance of gaining outside perspective as an author.
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Ep 019: Rosalind Cardinal: How can self published authors get their work stocked on book shelves?

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When she isn’t busy selling books as the successful author of The Resilient Employee, Rosalind Cardinal is the managing director of Shaping Change, a consultancy specializing in organizational development and human resources. While having her book climb to the top of the bestsellers chart on Amazon, Rosalind also managed to sell an impressive number of copies of it in traditional bookstores – a huge dream for many self published authors. Join us as she shares her tips for how to have your next book stocked on shelves in print.
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How Audiobook Narration Can Bring Your Manuscript To Life

As fantastic as reading a great book is, the unfortunate reality is that many people are too busy to find the time to sit down, relax and flip through its pages from cover to cover. However, since the MP3 audiobook craze hit in 2005, “listening” to books has become the new modus operandi for those short on leisure time. Thanks to audiobook narration, your target readers can now absorb your manuscript’s contents while walking their dog, hitting the treadmill at the gym or commuting to work.

Essentially, audiobooks allow readers to boost their productivity by doing two things at once – eliminating the sentiments of guilt surrounding losing valuable time by reading the traditional way. 37% of readers today say that they prefer listening to audiobooks, with the number increasing every year. As such, the number of audiobooks being created every year is on the rise, compared to the quantity of paperback or hardcover books being printed. However, critics are quick to judge audiobooks – saying that they fail to deliver the same benefits as printed books do, such as intellectual and emotional fulfillment. Here’s why we disagree.

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10 Valuable Self-Publishing Blogs That All Aspiring Authors Should Be Reading

With self-publishing encompassing everything from book formatting to cover design, marketing principles and launch tactics, where does a new author start?!

Publishing your own book is much more efficient, affordable and achievable than going down the traditional publishing route, but the process doesn’t come without its own set of hurdles.

The good news is that there is a wealth of self-publishing blogs out there that are equipped with the valuable resources, tips and tricks to help first-time (or second-time, third-time, fourth-time!) authors navigate through the writing and indie publishing process. As the self-publishing field is constantly evolving, we like to revisit these blogs on a regular basis to keep ourselves up to date with what’s happening in the industry and constantly continue to learn from our knowledgeable peers.

Here are 10 of the self-publishing authorities that we follow and love, in no particular order of preference.

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